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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Morning Briefs and Outtakes on Water Wasting Councilman and other Topics

"Councilman Waterwaster with Mayor Waterwaster. BTW, what has Villaraigosa's interest??"

An act of civil disobedience or flat out lawbreaking??
Los Angeles City Councilman Greig Smith or else known as "Mitch Englander's boss", is taking on the DWP's draconian water restrictions as Rick Orlov reports in today's Daily News.
Add City Councilman Greig Smith to the list of scofflaws violating Los Angeles' water conservation restrictions.
In a direct challenge to the Department of Water and Power, Smith announced Wednesday he is violating the twice-weekly watering limitations -- and believes he is saving more water by doing so.
"And my grass is greener than it's ever been, and I bet I'm using less water," Smith said.
Smith said he waters his lawn for eight minutes, three times a week.
He proposed that DWP revise its conservation rules, which allow watering for 15-minute periods before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays only.

My first thought upon reading this was "what is former "Senator Jim Alger's" spin on this blatant act of lawbreaking by Councilman Smith?? But upon finding the website for his e-mail chat, errrrrr, radio talk show "Common Sense with Jim Alger", all I found was this. Maybe the "Do It Center" dropped its advertising??

But the bigger issue here is not whether DWP "blue shirts" will descend upon Smith's residence, but can we believe anything that originates as policy from DWP's General Manager H. David Nahai and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa??

After all, both Nahai and Villaraigosa have less than stellar records of preserving water at their respective residences, but then it was the gophers or faulty timers who were to blame, right Mr. Mayor??

Then there are those like myself who support practices that cut back on water waste, but wonder if the focus on the local drought, takes attention away from the man-made drought in the northern reaches of the state?? Can you say Delta Smelt Fish??


** LA Weekly's Christine Pelisek reports that the Los Angeles County District Attorney Office is mulling over whether to charge former City of LA Building and Safety General Manager Andrew Adelman with sexual assualt.

** The subject is Medical Marijuana and a interview with City Councilman Ed "Density" Reyes who gives his toke , errrr, take, on the issue of medical weed dispensaries, you may want to pass this one around.

** What is going on within the Los Angeles Unified School District Police force?? The "Weekly of Record" Max Taves has the latest in this brewing scandal.

** Can it be?? A proposed new football stadium in the City of Industry area, cleared a major hurdle when the City of Walnut dropped its lawsuit. Just hope that it is anyone but the Raiders that may call Industry their new football home.

** Did your kid learn this new song at school?? Hmmm, Hmmm, Hmmm.

** Why is it that the "Old Gray Westside Hag On Spring Street" and animal rights activists care so much about Elephants at the Zoo??

Your thoughts.........

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

I guess it is NOT news that Zuma Dogg is actively lobbying for a job with BOTH Paul and Christine.

He criticized others for doing the same. This makes him a hypocrite, whether or not he lands a deal for himself, which I think is unlikely since he might make a deal, but won't get it when the day is done. Just like Nuch screwed Zuma, Paul or Christine will do the same.

Sucker. Cryloser.

September 24, 2009 9:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What does Dennis Zine thing of this? He was quoted by the Times saying, to justify his water-wasting green lawns and rose gardens in the parched West Valley, and refusal to plant more drought-resistant plants, "as councilman, I have to set a good example."

September 24, 2009 10:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So Zuma Dogg has endorsed Chris. And he's blogging and showing up to city council asking for a job. so much for going back to malibu.

September 24, 2009 11:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So Essel has Zuma and Phil Jenderjohn, while Paul has everyone else, the huge anti-Villar majority. Much as I hate being on the same side as Higby on anything, if Zuma endorses her I have no choice.

September 24, 2009 12:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I thought Schmukenburger was done? Zuma lies again. Imagine if he got elected how much he would lie.

Zuma Dogg Chief of Staff? HA HA. Make sure you get a Starbucks out of Chris for your "endorsement" you retard because that is about it.

September 24, 2009 12:56 PM  

Anonymous don quixote said:

Si come fuera Phil Essel va a conseguir un trabajo como jefe de personal! Hazlo payaso que quiere usted. Ella me dijo.

September 24, 2009 1:26 PM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

I learned this one in grade school:


Unawed my gnus
or caribous
or elephants or camels

the shrews are proud
to be endowed
as nature's smallest mammals.

Should shrews refuse
to stay in zoos
its wrong to hold them blameable,

for if you've read
what Shakespeare said,
you know they're rarely tameable.


I think it's from Mad Magazine. A very lovely masterpiece of light verse, and forty years ahead of its time.

September 24, 2009 1:30 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Hmmm, Hmmmm, Hmmmm.

September 24, 2009 1:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"I before E, except after C, or when sounded as A as in neighbor or weigh . . ."

That's about as intricate as it got for us, but I still remember it.

(But then, that basic concept is like quantum physics for Reed Spoot!)

September 24, 2009 4:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How about how we learned to spell??

A Rat In Tom's House Might Eat Tom's Ice Cream.


George Eldon's Oldest Girl Rode A Pig Home Yesterday.

Kids barely have to learn Geography anymore, much less spell it.

September 25, 2009 2:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now I get it why Ed Reyes is the way he is. He must be smoking that marijuana 24/7.

September 25, 2009 7:53 AM  

Blogger Jim Alger said:

To answer your question Red Spot... When I broke the law nearly 20 years ago, I paid for it and it was used against me by political opponents... Perhaps Mr. Smith feels he is above the law, or not subject to the same rules they legislate to the people of Los Angeles. City Council has a habit of blatantly ignoring rules and laws whenever they see fit, it only seems appropriate he would do the same in his "private" life. It also doesn't surprise me that the geniuses at CD12 would issue a press release advertising their willful disregard of the law. But if you think this is something, just wait for Mitch Englander to sit in the big chair.

As for the show, we're back on the air Nov 6th. :-)

September 29, 2009 1:29 AM  

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